Black Badge #1 Writer: Matt Kindt
Illustrator: Tyler Jenkins
Colorist: Hilary Jenkins
Letterer: Jim Campbell BOOM! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release date: August 8th, 2018
When I was growing up, being a Boy Scout was pretty fun. I enjoyed the camping, the fishing, the marshmallows, learning things that I didn’t learn in my regular classes. Sadly, I never advanced far enough in scouts to be recruited into the wing of the BSA that trained young men to become black ops field agents. That actually may not be such a bad thing.
Black Badge #1 is a fairly standard first issue in that it sets up the basic premise of four Boy Scouts going into the woods in North Korea and then everything goes kooky. In all honesty, there’s not that much that happens in this issue beyond setting up the premise and setting up the cast and getting us to ask a few questions, which is fine. Writer Matt Kindt knows how to set up first issues for these types of series, and he works well at establishing all the elements you need to hook you into the series.
Snow Blind Created and Written by Ollie Masters
Art by Tyler Jenkins
Letters by Colin Bell
Cover by Tyler Jenkins Boom! Studios
Release Date: January 18, 2017
Cover Price: $14.99
Sometimes a story touches you to your core, makes you relive things from your past that you were better off not remembering. And sometimes all of this happens to a character in a story to whom you can relate all too well.
In Snow Blind, which comes from Ollie Masters, Tyler Jenkins, and Boom! Studios, teenager Teddy discovers that his entire family history is not quite what he thought it was. And when he tries to learn the truth, it gets buried beneath even more lies. One innocuous moment avalanches into a life or death situation.